Technology transfer

The TechTransfer Office from Ghent University forms the connecting link between researchers and the business world, with the goal of stimulating innovation. In cooperation with the network of IOF business developers, we are ready to guide you in successfully bringing your research results and inventions to the market.

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Are you a Ghent University Researcher thinking of valorising your research? Take a look at the support we offer at our internal TechTransfer page.

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Does your company have a concrete knowledge question?

Patents and licenses

Are you interested in a current Ghent University patent?

Expertise centers and services

Innovation financing

Do you want an employee of your organization, company, or university to do a Ph.D. or specialise in a subject that is commercially interesting for your organization or company? Then be sure to check out the funding opportunities below.

Offered by VLAIO:

If interested, please contact for support with both the submission of the project and the defense of the mandate by the candidate.

2. Offered by the European Commission:

  • Marie S. Curie projects under Pillar 1 of Horizon Europe: help train doctoral students and young postdocs. A fixed budget is paid monthly for personnel, operating, network and training costs and overheads.
  • Collaborative projects under Pillar 2 of Horizon Europe: collaborate with different European partners, such as universities, research institutes, NGOs, policymakers or other relevant actors. All appropriate staff and operating costs can be contributed to this (70-100% reimbursement).
  • EIC projects under Pillar 3 of Horizon Europe: focused on innovation and can provide a real boost for your organization.

The EU team has built up extensive expertise in Horizon Europe and related European and international programs. Contact one of our advisers for an informative talk without any obligation.


Interested in collaborating with one of our spin-offs?

Science Parks

UGent TechTransfer is part of an ecosystem that includes science parks:

Feel free to contact us with questions about:

1. Tech Lane Ghent Science Park:

2. Ostend Science Park:

Practical and other questions:

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